Soldier Sniper

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Promethean Soldier Sniper
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Promethean Soldier Snipers are a class of Promethean Soldier.[1]


The Promethean Soldier Sniper is primarily black in color with red glowing highlights and sports a different head structure in comparison to the standard Soldier. Soldier Snipers also emit a bright red glow that induces glare onto an enemy's vision whenever targeted by them.

Soldier Snipers are commonly armed with the Binary Rifle and LightRifle, although they are willing to switch to Z-130 Suppressors if an enemy gets too close to them.


Soldier Snipers, replacing the Crawler Snipe from Halo 4, act as the Forerunner counterpart to the Kig-Yar Snipers of the Covenant. Soldier Snipers are considered to be very dangerous due to being commonly armed with the Binary Rifle, which can instantly kill a campaign player character and make them unrevivable until their next respawn, especially on Heroic or Legendary, as long as most of the beam hits. On Normal difficulty, all of the beam must hit to kill a player.

When the player is spotted and targeted by a Soldier Sniper, the player receives a red glare on their screen and heads-up display as a warning, giving the player time to kill the Soldier Sniper before he kills them. The Soldier Sniper, in comparison to the other Soldier types, has the weakest armor and health, falling to a single headshot from any precision weapon and losing armor within one to three shots from a DMR or LightRifle, depending on the difficulty and active skulls. In addition, the Soldier Sniper is the rarest Soldier type; in the campaign, the Soldier Sniper only appears in Unconfirmed, Evacuation, Reunion, The Breaking, and Guardians.


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